Narrowing the attainment gap between international and domestic students: use of a simulation and experiential learning in mixed-cohort strategic management teaching

Clive Kerridge, Colin Simpson

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In this article we present an Action Research project which attempted to address the significant performance gap between domestic and international students on an undergraduate Business Management course at a UK university business school. In designing a final year strategy module around a business simulation, we provided international students with opportunities for active engagement through collaborative tasks, which we hoped would lead to enhanced performance and deeper engagement with teamwork, leadership and negotiation skills when studying in mixed-nationality cohorts
Original languageEnglish
Article number14
Pages (from-to)108-110
JournalDevelopments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2019


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Copyright (c) 2019 Clive Kerridge, Colin Simpson. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


  • experiential learning
  • constructivist pedagogies
  • Business simulation games
  • Confucian Heritage Culture
  • PRC students

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